SONNY ROLLINS
                      Freedom Suite

                    Recording Date: 
                         February 11, 1958  tk 2-6

                         March 7, 1958        tk 1

                         Oscar Pettiford    B 
                         Max Roach           D 
                         Sonny Rollins        TS 

                     LINK Retired

Review by Scott Yanow
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' last Riverside album was reissued on this Original Jazz Classics CD. Jamming in a pianoless trio with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach, Rollins is very creative, stretching out on his lengthy "Freedom Suite," clearly enjoying investigating the obscure Noel Coward melody "Someday I'll Find You," turning the show tune "Till There Was You" into jazz, and finding beauty in "Shadow Waltz" and "Will You Still Be Mine?" A near masterpiece.

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